Eve Porinchak

Eve Porinchak – Editor

Award-winning Simon and Schuster author, Former literary agent, Editor whipping manuscripts into submission-ready shape for 15+ years.


Since earning a degree in psychology and biology from UCLA, Eve has spent much of her time in jail—teaching creative writing to incarcerated teens. Her critically acclaimed book, ONE CUT­—a haunting true story with a juvenile justice bent—launched Simon and Schuster’s YA true crime line (which Eve co-created). A former agent with Jill Corcoran Literary (now part of Transatlantic Agency), she speaks at conferences all over the country (SCBWI, Writer's Digest, Writing Day Workshops), and teaches courses at UCLA on all things publishing.

Eve also attended medical school, and has a robust background in social services, so she is quite adept at editing stories involving medicine, healthcare, psychology, foster care, incarceration, human trafficking, and homelessness. A highly collaborative developmental editor, Eve prides herself on whipping manuscripts into submission-ready shape, and has guided countless authors on their paths to publication.

Authors Eve has worked with have landed top agents at Trident Media Group, Writer’s House, Stimola Literary Studio, Transatlantic Agency, The Knight Agency, Andrea Brown Literary Agency – plus many others – and secured subsequent book deals.

Preferred genres: children’s books (picture books, middle grade, young adult), true crime, thriller, literary and commercial fiction, contemporary fiction, historical fiction, mystery, horror, memoir, narrative nonfiction, self-help/psychology/advice.

Biographies & Memoirs True Crime
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Young Adult
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
  • In the Margins Book Award
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
  • Medical School Background

Work experience


Jul, 2019 — Present

My services include providing: thorough Narrative Assessments, Developmental Editing, and Line/Copy Editing on both children's books, and adult projects. Highly collaborative, I chat with authors via email, phone, or Zoom, as needed, throughout the process. As a Simon and Schuster author, and former literary agent, I have a keen eye for revising plot beats, fleshing out character, refining voice and dialogue, and crafting compelling and immersive narrative. Query letters, one-page synopses, pitches, and loglines are also my jam! I teach full masterclasses at UCLA on creating pitch packages (pitch, query, synopsis), and how to find and land an agent. I'm a one-stop shop for revising manuscripts, and guiding authors on their paths to publication.

University of California (UCLA and UCSD)

Oct, 2017 — Present

Create curriculum and teach multiple courses and seminars on writing and publishing. Develop and teach: Getting Published-Navigating the Children’s Book Market
Becoming a Literary Agent-Building a Network of Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Literary Agent Query Prep Masterclass (Including writing query letters, pitches, and synopses)
All courses run 6-10 weeks, depending on the quarter

Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse

Sep, 2015 — Present

Co-created, wrote proposals for, and edited books for Simon and Schuster teen true crime line, called SIMON TRUE. Wrote the critically acclaimed, and award-winning, ONE CUT, a haunting true story with a juvenile justice bent, which launched Simon True in 2017. One Cut consistently lands on reading lists for high school and college criminal justice and juvenile justice courses, and is avalible in county jail and state prison libraries across the country.

Jill Corcoran Literary Agency (Now part of Transatlantic Agency)

Apr, 2012 — Dec, 2018 (over 6 years)

Represented authors and sold books to Big 5 publishing houses, crafted full nonfiction proposals, created pitches, edited manuscripts (specializing in children's, teen, and select adult projects involving social justice issues), negotiated contracts, book-to-film deals, served as keynote speaker, panelist, and workshop instructor for local and national writing events.


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Eve has 52 reviews





Faith B.

Faith B.

Apr, 2024

I had the pleasure of working with Eve on my query letter, summary, and first 26 pages. She made such a daunting process easy. Eve had excellent communication, delivered quickly, and went above and beyond my expectations. I enjoyed our collaboration and hope I’ll get to work with her in the future.
Barry A.

Barry A.

Apr, 2024

Having worked with a lot of high quality professionals in my career, I would rate Eve as right up at the top. Her communication is clear and to the point. Her observations are insightful and helpful. Her work was delivered right on time, not so much as a day late. I plan on using her again.
Scott M.

Scott M.

Apr, 2024

Eve is amazing! She's very thorough with her feedback, exceptional with her line edits and developmental edits, and her handle on the over all picture is at times better than my own as the writer! I highly recommend working with her!
richard R.

richard R.

Apr, 2024

I have had a great experience working with Eve. She was meticulous in her review of my manuscript. She picked up on many minor and major issues that I had overlooked, despite my own careful review of my work. She made valuable suggestions to help me enhance the story-telling and strengthen aspects of character and the tone of the work. Her suggestions were, clear, concise, precise and easy to ...
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Vivianne D.

Vivianne D.

Apr, 2024

Eve set a good price, was responsive to all my questions and met the deadline. I asked for a copy / line edit instead of a simple proofread, which in hindsight was probably more of what I wanted. I received more feedback than I expected which unfortunately was included in the clean copy. Other than that, many of her suggestions were on target and I was able to use the document she provided.

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